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2014-03-31 08:30:33

A pharmacist consultant program was associated with reduced drug abuse risk scores, claims and number of prescribers and pharmacies among high risk controlled substance users ST. PAUL, Minn., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2010, nearly 15,000 people died from overdoses involving prescription painkillers--more than those who died from heroin and cocaine combined.(1 )Recognizing that prescription drug abuse is an epidemic, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) began monitoring controlled...

2014-03-28 08:27:00

Dr. Sharrel Pinto of University of Toledo to Present Results at American Pharmacists Association Conference ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTS, an Omnicell(®) Company and leading international provider of adherence packaging systems, today applauds the patient medication adherence research to be presented by Sharrel Pinto, BSPharm, DMM, MS, PhD, of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2014...

2014-03-26 23:24:06

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) congratulates Marilyn K. Speedie, B.S. Pharm., Ph.D., dean of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, on being the recipient of the 2014 Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Speedie is a pharmaceutical sciences trustee of the USP Board of Trustees, and has served on USP’s board since 2010. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) congratulates...

2014-03-26 04:20:54

First System to Prevent Syringe Plunger Contamination Demonstrated at Barcelona, New Orleans, and Montreal Conferences BARCELONA, Spain, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equashield (http://www.equashield.com [http://../ari/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary InternetFiles/Content.Outlook/ZS150YTY/www.equashield.com ] ), the leading provider of Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD) for hazardous drugs, today announced its participation in three upcoming...

2014-03-24 12:25:06

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three peer-reviewed articles published in Value in Health offer important guidance to aid formulary decision-makers in evaluating certain types of comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies. The articles, developed by CER Collaborative members Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), describe how to assess the...

2014-03-20 23:21:28

Strong 2013 Results Show Value of Face-to-face MTM Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Health Partners Plans is expanding its Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program with OutcomesMTM in 2014. Successful results from the initial MTM offering for Health Partners Medicaid members in 2013 prompted the plan to extend MTM services to six times as many Medicaid members as were eligible in 2013 as well as members of the organization’s new Medicare program. “Through MTM services...

2014-03-19 23:02:01

OutcomesMTM™ Program to Leverage Local Pharmacist-member Relationships to Improve Health Outcomes Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Nevada-based Hometown Health has announced it will partner with OutcomesMTM to deliver face-to-face Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services for members of the plan's Senior Care Plus program in 2014. Members will be eligible for MTM services from specially-trained local pharmacists to help them achieve safe and effective results from their...

2014-03-17 08:27:54

Pharmacy Health Network, Installed in more than 970 Pharmacies Nationwide, Broadcasts Healthcare Content, Ads to Millions of Consumers While They Wait for Prescriptions DUBLIN, Ohio, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent audience-research study conducted by Nielsen found that Cardinal Health's digital advertising network for retail pharmacies, called Pharmacy Health Network, is an effective way for advertisers to market products to consumers at the point-of-purchase. Pharmacy Health Network...

2014-03-14 08:27:56

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paseo Oaks, Pharmacy Westlake Village, offers pharmacy refills for patients in the Westlake Village area, along with personalized solutions and specialty compounded medications. Every person has unique healthcare needs. While mass-produced medications can be a good solution for some health issues, the one-size-fits-all approach may not work for every person or every health problem. Paseo Oaks Pharmacy is a top compounding...

2014-03-13 12:29:04

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), a leading health care services and technology company focused on the alternate site health care provider marketplace, is pleased to announce the latest release of RxPertise(TM) Consulting Software, Version 8.9, available in both a Standard and an Enterprise edition. RxPertise is a leading Medication Regimen Review (MRR) software for consultant pharmacists in the Long Term Care (LTC)...